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Walsh Shannon Vincent

CANADA

Shannon Walsh is an award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker and assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. Films include Jeppe on a Friday (2013), shot in Johannesburg and screened at the 56th Venice Biennale, Visions du Reel, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and film festivals around the world. Her first feature documentary, H2Oil, was recognized as one of the top ten independent documentaries of 2009. St-Henri, the 26th of August (2011) co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and set in Montreal. Her work has shown in over 50 film festivals and museums and has been theatrically released in cinemas, as well as screening on Can-West Global, Canal-D, Netflix, CBC Documentary Channel, Discovery US, Al Jazeera, and Tele-Quebec amongst others. Her first edited volume, "Ties that Bind: Race and the Politics of Friendship in South Africa" were published in 2016. Walsh brings a background in ethnography and a commitment to untold stories and social justice to her filmmaking work. She is currently working on a new fiction feature, feature documentary and 360 VR project.